Yeah, we all know he was in 12 Years a Slave, playing that Jesus as deus ex machina character.
He made it all happen; the deus ex machina of the whole thing.
Then out of the mist, a whirring of helicopter blades, and, deus ex machina, a man descends fromt he chopper to winch you aboard.
By the end of each half hour, conflict has been quickly resolved, often by some deus ex machina.
But a deus ex machina suddenly descended upon the scene in the unwonted form of an indignant nation.
Nor do we behold a deus ex machina who is certain to do all that is mild and just.
Ann had been the deus ex machina of the house since Christa's babyhood.
But there was always a deus ex machina for us when we were in trouble.
That deus ex machina from below the stage retired, unconscious of the imminent catastrophe he had averted.
This bigot who had once been the means of his undoing, was to be the deus ex machina.
1690s, from Modern Latin translation of Greek theos ek mekhanes, literally "the god from the machina," the device by which "gods" were suspended over the stage in Greek theater (see machine). The fem. is dea ex machina.